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in washington this afternoon as the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff. president obama and top congressional leaders will look for common ground to keep automatic tax increases and spending cuts from kicking in. they only have four days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said sup
in washington working. the members of house of represented or out watching movies, and watching the kids play soccer, basketball, and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told president i will be happy to look at what ever he proposes. a hard deadline. as i said this is the conversation we should of had to go. >> democrats want to extend the bush era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more per year. republicans remain against any tax increases. >> most americans just wasn't begun. >> people are tired. >> islamic not reach a deal by january 1st many economists are concerned it could lead to another recession. >> ibm ed paine reporting. >> and other nationals former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at houston hospital this morning dealing with the stubborn fever. >> the former president's family is confident that he will be out of the i see you soon. >> the former president's chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including this " he would ask me to tell you to please put the cards back in the closet in cold. >> the 88 y
is focusing on washington. house speaker john maynard could be garnering support to promote his plan for tax breaks for wealthier americans. there are concerns that the republican caucus will be able to come together to pass any kind of deal right now for the fiscal cliff. with that dow futures are tumbling in their off 182 points right now. consumer spending is out 0.4% personal income is also up 0.6%. wall street's entire focus is this impending fiscal cliff. we could see a very sharp drop on wall street when the markets opened 20 minutes from now. >> chevron is moving up to 800 jobs of the bay area to taxes over the next two years. most of the jobs are technical positions and information in advance energy technology. chevron's headquarters was to be based in san ramon were about 3500 people work. in recent years the company has been focusing on oil exploration and production and higher petroleum prices have made pumping and selling oil far more profitable than refining it into gasoline. >> california's utility regulators and decided to allow these you need to pass on part of the cost of t
for forecast >> recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the state of washington. voters passed initiative 502 last month, but those who choose to light up -- could find themselves in a legal haze. adults can now possess up to an ounce of pot but growing it and selling it is still a crime. national political figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. colorado also legalized recreational use of marijuana -- but that amendment won't take effect until the governor proclaims that it passed. same sex marriage is also now legal in the state of washington after the governor signed a measure legalizing same-sex marriage in that state. last month, 54- percent of voters approved referendum- 74.. it had asked people to approve or reject the state law legalizing same-sex marriage..which legislators passed earlier this year. gay and lesbian couples can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses at county auditors' offices. washington joins several other other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> this tragic discovery in iowa. five months aft
-sex couples and washington state are tied the knot. just hours after the law legalized gay marriage took effect. here is video this morning showing gay and lesbian couples are obtaining marriage licenses at the county auditor's office. last month, nearly 54% of voters passed. approving same-sex marriage. washington joins other states which now allow gay and lesbian couples to wed. >> recreational use of marijuana is officially illegal in the state of washington. last night hundreds of people gathered under the space needle for a new year's eve stop compound. when the measure took effect they cheered and lit joins in unison. national politician figures are pointing out that smoking pot is still a federal crime. >> we are keeping our eye on weather and traffic is thursday morning. here is a look at the bay bridge. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long
in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and injured two others in the twin peaks area. the 56 year-old died last week after a car hit her at the twin peaks lookout point. police say the driver was intoxicated. the victim's son told us he doesn't want another family or to suffer through this bad as they feel all because someone drank too much and decided to drive. >> think about the consequences. my family, i had a perfect family, a perfect mom. now, everything is gone. >> the driver of the card 23 year old gina eunice who you see her
for the mentally down the road. >> watch l.a. is in washington with another negotiation with the white house and house speaker john banner and the fiscal cliff in a this side seems willing to bend. the president insisting that the expiring tax cuts be renewed for all but the wealthiest americans. the republicans insisting they're deeper cuts in entitlement programs like medicare. neither side has given the very many specifics of what they plan to cut. a likely compromise would include tax increases on the top tax bracket from 35 to 37%. and cigna because the medicare and the debt ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury saying the u.s. is likely to hit its 16 part 4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end the year. the treasury could use of credit measures that would stave off any u.s. debt default until mid february. a lot to deal with for congress. they have to get a deal done. they really only have the next week and half before they go on recess. as far as where the talks are right now? they are nowhere. >> we will be back in a couple of minutes. watching wall street the dow fin
this afternoon. >> in washington summit weather is being blamed for a major mudslide. it took out a freight train. is that the 5 ft. wide stock slide it slammed into a moving freight train derailing and crunching cars on the tracks. the longshoremen working nearby says he realized he was in danger when he heard the ground moving. >> everything is came to a stop. >> the crews worked through the night trying to clear that mass of all the model and mud of the tracks. they hope they have freight trains back on track soon but passenger cars have longer to wait. >> 6 in. of snow are expected in the denver foothills. about 3 in. of snow and denver colorado with eight live look this morning. the storm will cross the nation's midsection. blizzard like conditions with a foot of snow across the plains. ranges over to snow in chicago on friday. we have a big getaway this friday for the christmas holiday. we will see a large a snowstorm moved through the nation's midsection. it is all starting this morning in denver. >> they look at this video out of the south bay. it is the layer of frost on cars out of camp
return to washington to get the credit shortage of medication. is a video the president leaving. >> house and senate members are expected to reconvene today as well. >> without a budget agreement, automatic tax increase is for everyone in the spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. >> the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >>, of the kron 4 morning news changes are coming to a netflix starting next year. how the company wants to get users more connected socially and next. >> the web more attractive weather and headlines when we come back >> wexcome backed. >> time is 4:10. >> net flicks is adding more social features to it streaming media service in the u.s.. >> the company confirms that the congress passed a bill that drops restrictions on sharing user's video rental history. these revisions now with president obama signature before becoming law. >> lifting the restrictions allowing net flicks his additional there was also to media outlets by facebook and twitter. >> the new feature will be available to use in the u.s. starting the new year. >> continuing to track gas pric
. they expect him to be here along the banks to resume the search. >> in washington, this york right now. lawmakers say it'll be time to get back to work when they and president obama return to washington on thursday following the time is running out to avert increases and domestic some members of congress are growing more skeptical that a budget agreement can be reached. >> before we go over the fiscal cliff, negotiations. >> president obama is in hawaii for christmas. and says he'll cut his vacation short to try and hammer out a deal with congress. the deadline. now a week away. if congress fails to reach any agreement, income tax rates will go up on just about everyone on january 1st. unemployment benefits will expire for many as well. >> thousands of nurses will walk off the job today at nine bay area hospitals. nurses with sutter health's alta bates summit medical center are asking for negotiated labor contracts and improvements in patient care protections. such as staffing levels, health benefits, and sick days. strikers say hospital officials want to reduce the number of paid sick
more from washington. >> it and then but i can't be enough. if that was the case and there the secretary of state announced the bthe in is fast approaching. >> the president still is not serious about dealing with this issue right here. it is this issue. spending. >> democrats countered there are plenty of presidential details it is just that the speaker is on willing to listen to them. >> the speaker cannot ignore the american people forever. at some point reality should set in. >> what is john boehner waiting for. >> democrats and republicans are to focus on and not increasing taxes for the wealth is americans. >> this is just not right. how does this make sense. when time is of the essence of the clock is ticking. >> congress is going home as of now the key negotiators are talking for at least one more time. in washington i believe it. >> we will be right back as the kron 4 morning news continues. a look at the golden gate bridge this morning were traffic is light. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news we are following the latest with the earthquake that h
talks in washington. apple stock rebounded from wednesday's drop off after ceo tim cook said the company would start making mac computers and the u.s. next year. there is a look at the numbers on wall street. the dow gained nearly 40 points to close about 13,000. the nasdaq was up 16 and the s&p 500 gained five points. >> apple and samsung were back in court yesterday with both sides are gearing over issues of damage amounts, bans on product sales, and allegations of his honesty. apple is now pushing to increase the amount of damage that was awarded by several hundred million dollars and to dance and song from selling certain products that claim were copied after apple. douglas c. koh didn't make any ruling on the various post of motions yesterday but she says she plans to issue the order separately over the next month. >> meanwhile, t mobil will likely start carrying the iphone next year. after its parent company says it has reached a deal with apple. the mobile usa had been the only national wireless carrier that did not offer the iphone. all though it is been possible to use iphone so
have been made. >> same-sex cusps best- couple's could officially tied the knot in washington state. there are more than 140 people register to get married at seattle's city hall. seattle's mayor is calling it a great and joyous day. a new civil rights being recognized. >> the san francisco 49ers and collin kawpernick . it was a big win for the dolphins--it was a big win for the 49ers. back on track in their playoff rush. the final score was 27 to 13. the quarterback for san francisco 49ers for 185 yds with no touchdowns, ns and 63 rg yards. the 49 is running back frank borman said thousand rushing yards from the sixth time. the 49ers will now face the new england patriots next sunday at 520. >> and live look outside from the san mateo bridge. sunny conditions continue today. more on the forecast a bit later we will be right back. =dj all combat the time is 4:09 a.m.. mobil chemical co. square says it is now offering digital gift cards. now anyone can purchase a card from the 250,000 merchants that accept square wallet, and app that lets consumers pay with their smart phones. >> the
inouye's funeral yesterday, along with other washington insiders, including his friend senator harry reid. he represented hawaii in congress ever since it became a state in 1959 and was the second-longest serving senator in u-s history. inouye received the medal of honor for his heroism during world war two. inouye died a week ago at accepts total responsibility senator michael crapo was arrested in virginia shortly after midnight, saturday night. alexandria police say the idaho republican ran a red light, then failed several field sobriety tests. police say crapo's blood alcohol level was point-one- one ; the legal limit for drivers in virginia is point-oh-eight. in a statement released by his office, crapo said he was -- quote -- "deeply sorry for the actions that resulted in this limit in virginia. the deputy police chief says an investigation is underway to determine whether the killing was intentional or accidental. it was not known whether the victim was a military orthe nato military command says it's looking into the bay area's favorite way the biggest parties and heenan and gary
in washington. here's a look at yesterdays closing numbers. on wall street. the dow dropped 99-points. after posting 100-point gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and s-and-p-500 lost 10-points. we'll be watching the stock market all morning index of stories.. >> airplane manufacturer boeing says it's reached a breakthrough in allowing commercial flight passengers to use wireless devices in-flight. and they did it -- by using potatoes. take a look at this. boeing used 20-thousand pounds of 'taters to fill the seats of a test aircraft. the spuds simulate the way human passengers would respond to electronic signals for things like wi-fi and mobile phones. boeing says it's learning ways to allow us to use our laptops, tablets and phones in flight without interfering with the plane's navigation equipment. after the flights, the potatoes were donated to a food bank. >> google is selling a part of its motorola mobility division for a whopping two- point- 35 billion dollars. to the arris group. the sale involves motorola's division which makes cable- tv boxes and other home entertainment
to be about 20,000 down from one point a link people will crowd the look small in washington four years ago. the decision about whether the u.s. supreme court will take up proposition 8 will come as early as this morning. the haikou will high court will post a decision at 630. four justices must agree to hear a case before. it if it is no decision of the justices let it discussed a future conference including the one on december 7th. >> we will take a quick break at 4:36. let us take a look at these great pictures that have been coming in all weekend long from people around the bay area. you can see how they were experiencing the storm. water is just about everywhere. continue to send the pictures. for breaking news at kron 4 .com send it to as you work your photos and to our coverage. we are back. nationally as a member of the u.s. coast guard was killed and another left injured when their boat was struck by a smuggler's boat. it happen before dawn on sunday off the california coast. coast guard officials say the member was pronounced dead after suffering a dramatic head injury. the second
talks about the fiscal cliff in washington. here is a look at how the end of the day the dow was off about 13 points nearly 14 as a matter of fact. 12,00951 was closing number just shy of the 13th of march. the nasdaq drive dropped 5 1/2 point. >> and other business news nestle has reached a multi- year agreement to show disney movies as sedation finish their runs in theaters. net flicks outbid hbo, showtime and stars. the deal will lighallow net flicks to stream movies in 2016. the financial terms of the deal have not been released. >> federal antitrust regulators have given the green light for disney to acquire lucas films for $4 billion. the deal for disney to buy lucas' films and the star wars franchise was announced back in october. lucas' films founder george lucas will get half of the purchase price in cash and stock. he says he will donate most of the money to charity. >> ya hoo has purchased another silicon valley startup. on the air which is based in severs his goal is now a part of diablo. the company enables users to hold on-line video chess in a talk-show format ya hoo d
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